In 2002, Cirencester Band was supported by the Arts Council with a National Lottery award of nearly £30,000.

And, in 2009 The Big Brunch Band was awarded £8,000 from the National Lottery through Awards For All.

In both cases, the majority of the funding was used to buy new instruments like the Baritone Saxophone in the featured picture.

Martin Milnes was the mastermind behind these projects.